Mrs Keeton (Class teacher - Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday) email@example.com
Mrs French (Class teacher - Thursday and Friday) firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs Nicholls (Teaching assistant- all week)
Autumn Term Displays
Please take a look at the displays in our classroom and in the corridor to celebrate the children's learning in Science, History and Geography.
We completed three walks around Arnold which linked with our topic work in History and Geography. During our walks we stopped and sketched different buildings.
In our art lessons, we have looked at different paintings by L.S Lowry. First we sketched some of the buildings from his pictures in our sketch books. We then used chalk pastels and charcoal to create our own street scene with different buildings.
Please take a look at our display.
Autumn Term 2019
History and Geography - This term the children will be completing a Local Study on Arnold. We will be following the Arnold Town Trail and observing how Arnold has changed from a rural settlement to a modern town. The study will focus on buildings, industry, shops and leisure. The topic will enable children to develop their fieldwork and research skills.
Mathematics - The children will develop their skills in addition, subtraction, division and multiplication in problem solving activities. They will develop their understanding of the number system and counting. The children will also focus on learning their times tables and there will be a weekly timed test. Throughout the year the main focus will be on the concept of representation in Maths. Children will be encouraged to use apparatus and show their methods of working out. They will also learn the vocabulary associated with the number operations.
English – The children will have a daily lesson which will have a different focus including:
Science - The topic for the first half term is ‘Moving and growing’. Children will learn how the skeleton is related to movement and support in humans. They will also look at what happens to the skeleton and muscles as they move. They will also compare human bones and skeletons with those of other animals. The topic for the second half term is ‘Teeth’. Children will identify different types of teeth in humans and their functions. The children will also be learning about the digestive system in humans. In our science work, there will be lots of opportunities for practical activities and scientific investigations.
Art- The focus is on ‘Moving Figures’ and ‘Cityscapes’. This work will also link to our History, Geography and Science topics. The children will have the opportunity to study the work of L.S. Lowry during our work on ‘Cityscapes’.
French - Children will be completing a unit of work called ‘All About Me’. This unit focuses on the children learning to introduce themselves and recognise words for family members. They will also learn to count numbers up to 12 and learn to say how old they are. Poems and songs will also be used to aid children’s learning in French.
PE- This term all the children will be participate in football, Invasion Games, athletics and handball.
RE -The theme this first half term is Symbolism and Religious expression with a particular focus on Islam and Christianity. We will be exploring what it means to be a pilgrim and why people go on pilgrimages. We will be comparing pilgrimages undertaken by Muslims and Christians.
The second half term theme is Religion, Family and Community and the focus will be on Hinduism and Christianity. We will be finding out about the meanings of stories, symbols and actions used in Hindu worship and celebrations. Children will be encouraged to ask questions and express and communicate their understanding about festivals. We will look at how Christians celebrate Christmas with a specific focus on ‘light’. Children will be encouraged to express their ideas about the meaning of light in the narrative of Jesus birth. We will also look at how artists have used different effect is their paintings to show how angels and Jesus are significant.
Computing – In Computing, the children will learn what computers do, how they work, as well as some of the computing technical vocabulary and definitions. The children will also practise their word processing skills and become more familiar with the tools within ‘Word’ and will learn how to keep themselves safe online.
PSCHE – We will focus on rules, rights and responsibilities starting with creating a set of rules for our classes. We will discuss respect and tolerance and also learn about keeping ourselves healthy. Lessons will also include learning how to keep safe online and allow children to develop basic first aid skills.
Autumn Term Reminders
PE The children will have PE on a Monday afternoon and a Thursday morning. Please can they ensure they have their PE kit in school at all times.
Daily Mile - The children will be taking part in the daily mile every afternoon playtime.
The children will revisit their 2, 5 and 10 times tables which they will have practised in Key Stage 1. This half term they will also learn their 3 times tables. Each week the children will have a timed test and the challenge will be to try and improve their scores and aim to get them all correct.